View Full Version : SB3/boom text scrolling "stutters"

2010-03-09, 05:43
Found surprisingly little about this when I searched: if I use my SB3 or boom wirelessly, the text "stutters" when scrolling on the device's display. Not enough to be unusable, but it's annoying. Wired, they're fine.

Both devices show signal strength of 70%+, my PC is a Core2Duo 3.00Ghz with 4Gb of RAM loaded so it's more than man enough.

Anyone else experience this, and if so any tips? I do run Kaspersky but it's set to not monitor any Squeezebox Server activity of any type at any time; also doubt that's the cause as wired it all works fine.

2010-03-09, 05:57
Yep, I see this on my wireless Boom. I just learnt to live with it, but it would be nice to be smoother.


2010-03-09, 07:46
Thanks, I'm glad it's not just me!

Does anyone know why? It seems odd to me that it can manage to stream lossless audio without such stuttering. I guess the audio buffers, but the text doesn't?

2010-03-09, 10:56
Have you tried the settings in the following post?

The scrolling is much smoother when I use these settings, but I have my SB3 wired, so I can't speak to whether it helps with a wireless connection.

2010-03-11, 06:01
Thanks, but it's not the scroll rate that's the problem, it's the scrolling jumping several positions in one go.

But I'll have a play, can't hurt! Thanks for the link.

2010-03-11, 06:04
If it works fine when wired this means you have a poor wireless network. Try changing wireless channels, rebooting your access point, and so on.

2010-03-11, 06:19
Thanks Andy, I think that's the key. I'll change frequencies, I'm assuming a strength of 70%+ should be enough.

Thinking about it, when my Boom is playing music it sometimes interferes with the baby monitor, which isn't a wi-fi device. Starting to point to a frequency clash.


2010-03-11, 06:31
I tried the new settings and it is much smoother, and I don't see to get the jumps like before (actually I think because the step size is reduced the jumps are harder to see). I found is a bit faster but changing 0.03 to 0.05 suited my needs